Alburnett Vet Services - pet rad
Veterinary Service

Pet Digital Radiography in
Alburnett, IA

Blue Paws

Pet Digital Radiography in Alburnett, IA

We adore animals, and we adore seeing sick animals recover even more. Our veterinarian staff in Citrus Heights is skilled at promptly obtaining the test results required to identify and treat your pet’s problem.

Pet Digital Radiography


Ultrasound waves are used in ultrasonography, a form of diagnostic procedure, to provide an imaging study. This implies that we can view internal images of the patient’s body during ultrasonography. Many common disorders can be detected and assessed painlessly and without any invasiveness using ultrasonography. Using ultrasounds, we may also see the interior organs’ architecture and analyse their position, size, shape, texture, and blood supply.


If your pet needs an X-Ray as part of their diagnostic workup, Alburnett Veterinary Service has a full-service digital radiography laboratory and radiology consulting services. An X-Ray can be stressful for a pet and pet parent, like many procedures, but our specialists will address any queries or worries you may have before the operation is carried out.

A brand-new, top-of-the-line Innovet Select high-frequency digital X-ray machine is available at our hospital. Additionally, if necessary, our consultant radiologists can analyse your pet’s x-rays.

The most frequent queries from pet owners whose animals require X-rays are listed below.

Why would my pet need an x-ray?
When determining the disease process in your pet, an X-ray is essential. X-rays are not routinely performed as part of a routine physical examination; instead, they are used to diagnose fractures or other conditions. An X-ray can identify cancers, bladder stones, foreign items in your pet’s stomach, and a variety of other conditions that may be harming your pet.
Will my pet need to be sedated for an x-ray?
Unless they have recently suffered an injury and the process involves placing the animal in an uncomfortable posture, the majority of pets will not need anaesthesia for an X-ray. Our technicians typically place a dog or cat on their side or back to take the photos.
Are x-rays dangerous?
Our professionals will not let you accompany your pet when they are having the X-rays taken because the radiation from them can be dangerous. However, this does not mean that the procedure should be avoided. An X-ray only exposes a pet to a small amount of radiation.